Children and young people in our area are among the most active in the country, however there are still worrying figures emerging.
According to a recent report published by Sport England in December 2018:
- less than 1 in 5 children across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are meeting the guidelines of more than 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
- a third of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough children are not even doing 30 minutes a day.
Being active is not just a way of staying fit. It is so much more than that in relation to your child’s health. Children who don’t get enough physical activity are at a greater risk of becoming overweight or obese and therefore more prone to longer term health conditions including asthma, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, liver disease and many more.
Simon Fairhall, Chief Executive of Living Sport, said: “These latest figures are worrying and we need to support our communities to help change this picture, both now and for the future. The good work of two of our programmes – Active Families and Let’s Get Moving Cambridgeshire – will help address these important challenges”.
For more information about these programmes follow the links below;
Let's Get Moving Cambridgeshire